Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Submarine Production Rate

Not much news lately in the submarine world, but I did find this report from the Hampton Daily Press. Although it mostly discusses the possible impact of a plan to retire an aircraft carrier (USS John F. Kennedy, specifically) early, the last part discusses the proposed plan to not move to a 2-per-year production of Virginia class submarines in 2009. To be honest, I thought it was a long shot to keep the higher rates of production; it's just too easy to cut out of the budget. Without moving the production rate up, the article explains that the attack submarine inventory will drop to 40 by the 2020's. We'll see if this leaked document is the real thing...


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